EPA 609 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioner (MVAC) Certification
As of 1993, all HVAC technicians performing repairs and services on refrigerants in motor vehicles must be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the safest and most eco-friendly results. Mainstream Engineering's - EPA test offers EPA 609 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioner (MVAC) study guides, practice tests, and the exam itself.
Technicians planning to work with (MVAC) systems and purchase refrigerants must obtain an EPA Section 609 certification. Mainstream Engineering offers an online 25-question, open-book test along with a free study manual to ensure your success.
Mainstream Engineering offers free study materials for EPA 609 Open-Book Certification online:
THE EPA REGULATIONS
Anyone who maintains, services, or repairs motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs) for compensation (of any kind) must be appropriately certified as Section 609 MVAC technicians; moreover, that individual must use approved refrigerant-handling equipment. Mainstream Engineering offers the MVAC Section 609 training and certification exam. The MVAC certification is a 25-question, open-book exam.
Section 609 Certification allows the purchase of any refrigerant in any size container from an auto supply house for use in cooling the passenger compartment of vehicles.
MVAC is defined as mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment used to cool driver or passenger compartments of any motor vehicle. This definition is NOT intended to encompass the hermetically sealed refrigeration system used on motor vehicles for refrigerated cargo or the air conditioning systems on passenger buses that use HCFC-22 refrigerant. Therefore, Section 609 certification is required to work on MVAC systems, while Section 608 certification is required to work on non-motor vehicle air conditioning systems. Section 608 certification is required for working on hermetically sealed refrigeration systems used on motor vehicles for refrigerated cargo or the air conditioning systems on passenger buses that use HCFC-22 refrigerant.
The EPA approves Mainstream Engineering as a certifying agency for 609 MVAC Technician Certification and 608 Type I, II, III, and Universal HVAC Technician Certification Exams.
Mainstream Engineering's EPA Test is here to provide complete testing services and support for any technicians seeking their EPA 609 certification. If you have questions or want to know more about our program, complete this online form.